U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Baxter, TN
A 34-year-old female asked:

What causes my face to turn red when i do physical work. happens when i get hot also. sometimes heart beats faster & get outta breath when working. ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Flushing and heart: Im not a big subscriber in looking for zebras when horses are present. However your condition merits that your physician look for neuroendocrine tumors which can a constellation of symptoms among which cutaneous flushing, gastrointestinal hypermotility, and cardiac involvement are the most common. Castillo et al 2012 bronchospasm causes shortness of breath and another sign of these tumors.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Aug 11, 2013


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.